Solved

How do I configure 5 servers that are running MS Virtual Server to share a SAN (iscsi) to hold the Virtual Server Images.

Posted on 2006-06-12
3
194 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
Hi,

I am in the process of installing a group of virtual servers (Microsoft Virtual Server).  I have a blade server with up to 10 blades and a EMC SAN.  Each blade server has access to dual NICs, where one will be used for an HBA.  

Each blade will be running Microsoft Server 2003 Enterprise with IScsi, and EMC Configuration Utility, IIS, and Microsoft Virtual Server R2 Enterprise.

The goal of the installation is to be able to run any of the Virtual servers (images) from any of the blades, shouild one of the blades go bad.

I understand that a shared disk is a quorum, but I haven't figured out how to install the cluster so that all servers have access to the shared disk.  Are there any ariticles  that talk about this scenario, or can someone provide some advice on how I can achieve the configuration that I am looking to do?

I would appreciate any help that I can get.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:reviewmssup
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
livedrive777 earned 250 total points
ID: 16889540
Well, here is a good article on using clustering to cluster Microsoft Virtual Servers.  The limitation you'll be dealing with is that MS clustering only supports 8 nodes in a cluster, so best case you'll want 7 active nodes and one passive node.  The quorum drive though in clusters should typically be treated separately.  So basically you'll have a Q: drive for a quorum drive, and then each node of the cluster will have a different drive letter setup to host the virtual machines that run from that virtual server in the cluster.  CHeck out this article for how to actually setup clustering with MS Virtual Server:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/virtualserver/deploy/cvs2005.mspx
0

Featured Post

NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Microservice architecture adoption brings many advantages, but can add intricacy. Selecting the right orchestration tool is most important for business specific needs.
When we purchase storage, we typically are advertised storage of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and so on. However, when you actually install it into your computer, your 500GB HDD will actually show up as 465GB. Why? It has to do with the way people and computers…
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question